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Blogs March 06, 2017 Will Companies Have to Pay Taxes on Automated Workers?

Companies that rely on the use of artificial intelligence or other assisted technologies should begin to consider the possible tax implications. Companies will eventually need to pay some sort of tax on using robot workers.

Blogs March 02, 2017 Are You Ready for 5G? Just Hold Your Horses

For those who would like to download data 10 to 100 times faster than your current measly 4G system, we're a small step closer to that reality with Verizon’s announcement that it will test 5G in 11 cities across the U.S. in the first half of 2017.

Blogs February 23, 2017 Snapchat Readies IPO

Snap Inc., parent company of social media giant Snapchat, has filed with the SEC to go public. The initial share price is expected to be between $14 and $16, which would raise more than $3 billion from the sale of 200 million Class A shares.

Blogs February 21, 2017 Pair of Leading Content Providers Entering Virtual Reality

Virtual reality technology has become the one of the hottest tech trends in years. Content providers, such as Netflix and Hulu, have taken notice and have teamed up with virtual reality producers Google and Samsung, respectively.

Blogs February 10, 2017 4 Ways a Company Crisis Can Jeopardize an M&A

An M&A partner should understand that by acquiring certain technologies, it may unknowingly assume additional risk. Therefore comprehensive due diligence is imperative.

Blogs February 06, 2017 Main Street and Wall Street Looking To Save with Blockchain

Blockchain’s potential uses in fraud and cost controls have not gone unnoticed by Wall Street. The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (“DTCC”) recently announced plans to implement a blockchain to track credit-derivative payouts between banks.

Blogs February 01, 2017 Tax Savings for Start-Ups and Small Businesses: R&D Credit Can Now Offset AMT

The PATH Act allows certain taxpayers, such as a sole proprietorship, non-publicaly traded corporations and partnerships, to use R&D tax credits to offset the Alternative Minimum Tax AMT.

Blogs January 30, 2017 Tax Savings for Start-Ups and Small Businesses: R&D Credit Can Now Offset Payroll Tax

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes act enables qualified small businesses to claim a certain amount of its R&D credit as a payroll tax credit against its employer portion of FICA liability, rather than against its income tax liability.

Blogs January 19, 2017 IRS Taking a Closer Look at Digital Currency

Bitcoin is the world’s most widely used “cryptocurrency.” A what, you may ask? A cryptocurrency is where encryption regulates the creation and transfer of a digital currency without the use of paper money or a central bank.